In this video interview recorded at the NACS 2017 show in Chicago earlier this month, actor Mark Wahlberg, a co-owner of premium high-pH alkaline water brand AQUAhydrate, spoke to BevNET assistant editor Martin Caballero about his personal commitment to growing the brand, how his roles as an investor and endorser has evolved since he first joined AQUAhydrate, and how he has leveraged product placement in his film and television projects to give the brand a bigger platform.
In this week’s episode of Taste Radio, we spoke with Hint Water founder/CEO Kara Goldin about how her experiences in tech helped shape the business strategy for the brand, which is nearing $100M in annual sales. We also speak with Billy Bosch, the co-founder/CEO of Iconic, who offered insight into lessons learned and key takeaways from his journey as an entrepreneur. And in the latest edition of Elevator Talk, we chat it up with Mikaela Ray, the Owner/CEO, of Mikaela's. This episode is presented by Sovereign Flavors.
Taste Radio Ep. 75 features an interview with Aaron Anker and Nat Peirce, who are the co-founders of organic granola maker Grandy Oats. We also explore the growing market for plant-based meat in the latest edition of Why is This a Thing? And we chat with Cindy Kasindorf, the co-Founder of Remedy Organics in this week’s Elevator Talk. This episode is presented by Virun.
CVS takes Dry Soda and Drink Maple nationwide following better-for-you pilot program in select stores last year, Verday Chlorophyl Water expands into Whole Foods South Pacific region, AQUAhydrate expands presence in Arizona.
Achieving full availability in all 4,600 Rite Aid locations nationwide represents a significant step forward in AQUAhydrate’s efforts to penetrate into drug stores. The water will be available on ambient shelves in all Rite Aid stores and in coolers at 900 locations.
As for the implications for AQUAhydrate’s existing distributor network, Kravitz said he expects the partnership with Europa to significantly accelerate the brand’s penetration of untapped outlets that land outside the core capabilities of the company’s current distribution partners.
Dareus will bring his sports expertise and business acumen to the Southern California-based performance water company, which partners with a number of professional athletes and has seen strong sales and distribution growth throughout 2015.
At the 2015 NACS show, BevNET sat down with Aquahydrate CEO Hal Kravitz for a video interview that covered several topics, including the company’s celebrity owners, Aquahydrate’s positioning as a “performance lifestyle brand,” and the non-traditional marketing approach of the alkaline water line.